Monthly Archives: February 2014

Think I’ll Pack it in and Buy a Pick-up part 2

Pack it in, er no but buy  a pick-up, hell yeah!  Well actually I might have to pack it in as a result of buying a pick-up. To launch my boat I have to tow it on  a trailer to … Continue reading

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Give a Little Whistle

You may wonder why these posts are not dominated by my travels around the East China Sea in the good ship Dileas. Well there are several slaps and stiles that I have to cross first. I have to register the … Continue reading

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Spring air — woven moon and plum scent.

It is Sunday and Spring is in the air. Big Red is frisky and I can hear her snorting outside the front door. So I grab the big lens and mount Big Red for a morning of seeing what the … Continue reading

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No More Soldering for Me

I am in Tokyo and it is snowing and cold. I am an Okinawan softy but off I go for a tramp to have a look at the Yasukuni Shrine.  It is not far from my hotel. This is the … Continue reading

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Any Worthwhile Expedition Can Be Planned on the Back of an Envelope.

Much though I love my boat, about which I have written extensively, she is an antisocial creature. She only really likes me. We have had unforgettable moments together, but once another person is introduced, she does not feel at ease. … Continue reading

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And the Living is Easy

Here is an example of how nice it is to live in Japan. My much-loved G10 breaks down. https://quietripple.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/the-murdering-canons-roar/ Who you gonna call? Why the help number on the Canon web site, of course. They go through a thorough fault-finding … Continue reading

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It’s a Hippie Thing, You Wouldn’t Understand

As I cycled to work this morning I was struck, not physically, by this sign. This afternoon I had to go to Naha, which meant that I could slink off to the stinking pond where the big-boy birds hang out. … Continue reading

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